Journal Entry 7/20/18 – together on the Journey – Hitting the road AgainJuly 31, 2018 - Author: Editor - No Comments
(originally sent on July 20, 2018)
Greetings dear Friends, Partners, and Saints,
This week has been fascinatingly rich in experiencing God at His best! Do you remember the quote from The Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” What God wills, is what we all as Christians seek to discover, but usually only see in 20/20 hindsight. When I get up in the morning, I plan, while praying, to follow what God wills for me to do. Easier said than done – especially when I discover that what I thought was in the plan for the day, looks nothing as I pictured it. In my last email, I said “…I get back to understanding that I don’t understand!” It has been one week since my last email, and I have not “kept” my feet because God has swept us off to where we did not know.
For instance, I knew I had a problem with the front end of our Van, I suspected it needed an alignment. After 4 hours at the shop to have an alignment done, I am told it does not really need an alignment but, instead, needs new bearings on both front wheels, inside and out. I was handed a quote of more than $600 to do the work. Realizing that most of this cost was labor and overpriced parts, I decided I could do the job myself. Simple job, but very time consuming. Time I was planning on writing to a few people and making an update, this update. But God…had other plans and my “understanding” of His making use of my time for something else is not yet clear and may never be. Eph. 2:10 helps though, knowing that God prepared beforehand the good works that we would walk in them.
Meanwhile God has been at work in raising our financial support, talking to His people to have them join you in partnering with this ministry in Alaska. We are still praying that God would provide for and bless all of you that read this and that He would prompt you to consider taking a $20 a month portion of our remaining need and filling out a response card (attached) and mailing it in. Our challenge is the need to have 100 people partner at $20/month, and God is swiftly fulfilling that goal with 17 of those 20’s committed. Will you be one of the 83 remaining Partners? The Countdown is ticking away and we are Trusting God to supply all of what He knows we need to get us to where He is calling. Some in leadership trust God in what He has begun already and have even been prompted to ask us to set a field arrival date. Please pray with us for God’s will to be done, for wisdom in setting the date, and for God to increase our faith through seeing what He can do!
Our schedule over the next few weeks:
July 20-22 – Passages Christian Fellowship church Campout @ WOODS CANYON LAKE, AZ
July 25-Aug 1 – Gallup, NM (our calendar has a few visits set, but there are others available)
July 29 – Grace Bible Church in Gallup
Aug – traveling to Texas to visit (are you on the list yet?)
In His service,
The Hill Family